Police investigate auto burglaries TREASURE ISLAND – Police are investigating a pair of auto burglaries that took place March 13.
The first took place in the 10000 block of Gulf Boulevard about 11:30 a.m. when a 61-year-old Treasure Island man had his 2001 Ford truck broken into. Thieves got away with a 12-inch hunting knife, a 5-inch folding knife, miscellaneous coins and a wallet. Total value was set at $103.
The second incident was in the 10100 block of Gulf Boulevard about 5 p.m. when a GPA unit was taken from a 2006 Audi belonging to a 82-year-old Wisconsin man. Value was listed at $400.
Treasure Island man arrested TREASURE ISLAND – A Treasure Island man was arrested on five charges March 10 following an altercation at his ex-girlfriend’s home. Police said Kurt Smith, 36, ripped out a screen to break into the woman’s home and grabbed her cell phone in an attempt to prevent her from calling 911. Smith was charged with burglary of an occupied dwelling, criminal mischief, false imprisonment, tampering with a witness by preventing a 911 call and simple battery. He was booked into Pinellas County Jail. Bond was set at $13,250.
Thieves grab coins, adult beverage TREASURE ISLAND – Police are investigating a March 10 residential burglary that happened in the 9700 block of Gulf Boulevard that resulted in the theft of $500 in coins and a Smirnoff Ice Passion Fruit beverage. The victim, a 43-year-old Treasure Island man, listed the value of the heist at $501. The theft took place about two days before it was reported on March 12.